At events, particularly major sporting shows, there is need to fast-track power solutions and maintain a stable, continuous supply. RnRMarketResearch has singled out the sector as the growth driver for rental power solution: Expanding at over 8% per annum, the global power rental market is estimated to be worth $20.64 billion by 2022.
Chung Hsin Electric & Machinery (CHEM), a Chinese EPC company, has ordered two MAN 51/60 gensets with selective catalytic reduction that will add 24.5 MW to the generating capacity to the Ta-Shan power plant in Taiwan. The plant, currently at 64 MW, is meant to operate with expanded capacity in the second half of 2018.
Iran’s MAPNA Group announced it finalised the start-up of the Middle East’s first mobile power stations on Tuesday. Two 25-MW mobile generator set, located in two cities in north Iran, were installed, fired up and grid-synchronised in less than three months.
Risk of power cuts in Britain seems unheard of for most electricity customers. But if coal power capacity comes off the grid more quickly than in 7 to 10 years’ time, subsidy-free renewables expand, and less interconnectors get built in the wake of Brexit – fast-ramping gas generator sets are best placed to fill the supply gap, Phil Grant partner at Baringa consultancy told industry stakeholders at the Finish embassy in London.
US power solutions provider Cummins has launched a new gas generator set across 50Hz regions. Supplying electrical efficiency of up to 43.8%, the upgraded QSK60 gas engine can reduce total cost of ownership for its customers and is particularly tailored towards combined heat and power (CHP) applications.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has struck a contract with the Indonesian energy company PT Sumberdaya Sewatama to deliver and install four MAN 18V32/40 gensets for an industrial power plant (24MW). Once fully operational, the decentralised plant will generate electricity specifically for the Martabe Gold Mine, one Asia’s premier opencast mines.
April 27 – The diesel generators market is expected to grow from an estimated $13.06 Billion in 2015 to $16.96 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2015 to 2020. “Rising demand for power unmet by existing grid infrastructure in Asia-Pacific results in frequent power outages. As a result, growing industrialization and frequent power outages are driving the demand for diesel generators in this region,” MarketsandMarkets analysts said in a recent report. The diesel generators market in India is expected to grow at the highest CAGR, owing to growing IT, datacenter, telecom, and ongoing infrastructure development programs in the country.
April 26 – Rolls-Royce gas-fired gensets have delivered a total electrical output of 270 MW in 30 greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK. Since the start of the year, two Rolls-Royce combined heat and power (CHP) plants have been installed at a new tomato greenhouse operated by Maxburg BVBA in Meer, Belgium.bMaxburg is now the 30th greenhouse for which Rolls-Royce has delivered CHPs, the British manufacturer stated.
April 21 – Caterpillar has launched the latest model of its CAT G3512 natural gas-fired genset that features a 12-cylinder engine, rated for continuous power at 750 kW or 1000 kW at 60 Hz. The onsite power equipment is targeted at flexible applications in the North American non-emergency market, both for standby and load-management operations, Caterpillar said. The company just moved its global headquarter back to Deerfield, Illinois, abandoning its offices in downtown Chicago.
Oct 3 – Dresser-Rand, part of Siemens Power and Gas, has delivered equipment for a combined-cycle power plant for the Shell Appomattox deep-water oil & gas production platform. Located 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the platform is slated to start production around the end of this decade. The 150 MW plant will feature four self-contained gas turbine gensets, equipped with heat recovery systems and a steam turbine generator.